Tech in Finance

The competitive edge for your successful career in finance

Upcoming workshops
Introductory
15-19
3.5 hours
Online

Finance is evolving. If you are considering a career in finance, you need added value to set you apart from the competition.

Data, modelling, advanced analytics and rapidly evolving tech are fundamental to finance.

Investment and retail banks, funds, private equity and public sector, advisers and insurers – the full array of businesses across the sector – now require coding from prospective employees.

How this workshop could benefit you

Elite Instruction

Get an expert, insider guide to today’s financial services industry

Industry Insights

Discover the trends shaping the future of finance

Expert Guidance

Learn what tech skills are in demand for a variety of roles

Practical Learning

Activities include realistic workplace tasks and scenarios

Insider Advice

Find out the best pathways to get your foot in the door

Executive Career Coaching

Pick up career tips and advice from seasoned industry experts

Valuable Contacts

Build a network of current and future finance professionals

Get Ahead of the Curve

Give your university and job applications a competitive edge

Speaker Bio

Delivered by guest expert

Moideen Kalladi

Data Scientist at Capital One, MBA Graduate from New York University

Moideen is a Computer Science graduate with an MBA in Business Analytics and Quantitative Finance from New York University. He is a Data Scientist at Capital One and has worked in a variety of technical roles in the financial services industry.

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What to expect?

Learn about the financial sectors

Hosted by an expert, the workshop offers a beginners’ guide to the world of finance and the wide range of career options available. The aim of this part of the session is to debunk the fear that careers in finance are prohibitive or inaccessible.

You will explore the importance of technology and the specific skills required for a range of roles.

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Hands-on, practical learning

During the workshop you will get hands-on experience building, testing and analysing a typical trading strategy, using advanced features in Excel. Applying theory in a practical exercise can develop a deeper understanding of how tech skills are critical for your future career.

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Exclusive access to successful executives

Hear from our guest professionals who will share experiences of the finance industry, discuss the role tech plays in their field, answer your questions and offer valuable advice on entering and progressing within your chosen career.

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Workshop timetable

13:30

Welcome

Meet your instructor who will introduce the role of tech in the financial sector.

13:50

Finance careers in focus

Explore how the industry is structured, the wide range of roles available and the expertise and skills required for respective career paths.

14:30

Insider insights from our guest speaker

Hear from an industry expert, who will share their inspiring story, discuss tech applications in their business and offer practical advice.

15:00

Tech in finance

Learn about the preferred programs, tools, methods and models used for different jobs and disciplines, and how to understand their application.

15:40

Hone your skills

Get practical experience by using advanced features in Excel to build, test and analyse a financial trading strategy.

16:30

Panel Q&A

Ask our experts and get the advice you need to get ahead.

The timetable is just an example and the exact timings and content may be a little different on the day.

Requirements

A PC or Mac (laptop or desktop)

Zoom to access the workshop

Microsoft Excel 2016 or later

A stable internet connection

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Take your first step towards an incredible career

Stand out from the crowd with a certificate of completion, a boost for your LinkedIn profile and CV

“I appreciate the edge the workshop will give me when it comes to future competitive internship applications.”

Testimonial

Dan Everett

Epsom College

Upcoming workshops

Date

20 March 2021

Time

13:30 - 17:00

Price

£45

Frequently asked questions

What is Skills Gap?

We are a careers accelerator, running short tech workshops and courses for 15-19 year-olds. Taught by passionate industry experts, our programmes give you the insight and practical tech skills required by companies in finance, science, engineering and many other sectors.

Who is the finance workshop for?

The workshop is specifically designed for students aged 15 to 19 who are looking for a career in finance, and want insight into the specific tech skills required in different roles. It is designed to give you a head start before you go to university or take any other route into the sector.

Do I need any tech or finance experience to take part?

No. The workshop is designed as an introduction to the finance industry and the various roles, with a specific focus on digital skills.

How do I access the workshops online?

We use Zoom. It is free, easy, allows everyone to be on camera and mic at the same time, and features intuitive presentation and learning tools, like collaborative white boards and break-out rooms for group work.

How fast does my internet need to be?

You will need a stable internet connection capable of supporting video conferencing. We recommend using a wired ethernet connection with a download speed of at least 10Mbps (preferably 25Mbps) and an upload speed of 5Mbps.

What computer hardware and software will I need?

Essential hardware
You will need a PC or Mac (laptop or desktop) which has at least 8GB of RAM and runs Windows 10 or Mac OS 10.11 or later.

Essential software
You will need Zoom. If you have not used it before, you can create a free account and download the app for your phone, tablet or computer.

You will also need Microsoft Excel 2016 or later. Please make sure it is the full version and not the web-based program, which lacks some essential functions.

If you do not have Excel, we recommend you get a free Office 365 licence using your school email address or take a free Office 365 trial (which requires a credit card). You can also get a personal licence for Office for £59 a year / £5.99 a month.

How do I join the workshop on the day?

We will send you a Zoom link via email shortly before it starts.

Who do I speak to if I have more questions?

If you have not been able to find out what you need from the information on this page, please email our friendly team at hello@skillsgap.tech.

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